How to Research Your House: Every Home Tells a Story...

How to Research Your House: Every Home Tells a Story...

by PamelaBrooks (Author)

Synopsis

Do you want to know more about the history of your house, find out about the lives of former inhabitants, and discover more about the local community in which your house stands? Pamela Brooks, author of How to Research Local History will help you get started. She'll take you step by step along a fascinating trail of discovery, starting with the building itself and progressing to who lived there.

Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Preparing to research; 3. Secondary sources; 4. The Architecture of Your House - External Features; 5. The Architecture of Your House - Internal Features; 6. The building itself: Maps, Photographs and Sketches; 7. The Building Itself: Other Documents; 8. Who Lived There? Deeds and Taxation Records; 9. Who lived there? Personal Records; 10. Other sources; Appendices; Index.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 217
Publisher: How To Books Ltd
Published: 30 Mar 2007

ISBN 10: 1845281659
ISBN 13: 9781845281656

Media Reviews
'Very informative and highly readable, crammed full of useful tips, offering step-by-step approach; by following her guidance, readers can discover when their home was built, what it was used for, who lived there and details of events that happened there. An aboslute must for all those fascinated by the history of their own home and the community in which it stands.' Family History Monthly'The perfect starting point, numerous handy tips and website addresses. Ideal for the inexperienced researcher.' Good Book Guide
Author Bio
Pamela Brooks writes for many health and parenting magazines. She worked as a consultant on the Daily Telegraph's Complete Pregnancy & Childbirth Answers (Robinson, 2000).